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The Patch History tool is used to generate a detailed report regarding the installation history on a node running:

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2     
  • SAP Data Services 4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
  • Information Steward 4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2

Information collected from the host includes:

  • Which products and patches were installed
  • What order were they installed
  • What date/time it was installed
  • Was it an install, uninstall, repair
  • Which user installed it
  • What was the build number
  • What is the setup language
  • Was the installation committed successfully to the manifest

 

The following is example output from a Data Services 4.0 node:

PRODUCT

TYPE

DATE / TIME

BUILD

INSTALL USER

SETUP LANGUAGE

COMMITTED

Information Platform Services 4.0 SP4

Install

2013-06-11 / 07:50:10

14.0.4.738

Administrator

en

TRUE

Information Platform Services 4.0 update SP5

Install

2013-06-12 / 09:19:16

14.0.5.882

Administrator

en

TRUE

Information Platform Services 4.0 update SP5 Patch 9

Install

2013-06-12 / 09:45:30

14.0.5.1080

Administrator

en

TRUE

Data Services 4.0 SP2

Install

2013-08-23 / 11:56:09

14.1.2.378

Administrator

en

TRUE

Data Services 4.0 SP2

Maintenance

2013-08-23 / 15:07:04

14.1.2.378

Administrator

en

TRUE

Information Steward 4.0 SP1 Patch 1.3

Install

2013-08-23 / 15:23:28

14.1.1.449

Administrator

en

TRUE

Data Services 4.0 SP3

Upgrade

2014-02-17 / 10:08:37

14.1.3.515

Administrator

en

TRUE

Information Steward 4.0 SP3

Upgrade

2014-02-17 / 10:36:46

14.1.3.502

Administrator

en

TRUE

 

The following is example output from a BI Platform 4.0 node (with Data Services add-on)

PRODUCTTYPEDATE / TIMEBUILDINSTALL USERSETUP LANGUAGECOMMITTED
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 SP4Install2012-11-15 / 11:38:1714.0.4.738SAP\TJohnstonenTRUE
Data Services 4.0 SP3Install2012-11-16 / 09:43:1414.0.3.273SAP\TJohnstonenTRUE
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 update SP4 Patch 5Install2012-11-19 / 10:53:1414.0.4.855SAP\TJohnstonenTRUE
Data Services 4.0 SP3 Patch 1Upgrade2012-11-19 / 12:11:4614.0.3.353SAP\TJohnstonenTRUE
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 update SP5Install2013-04-26 / 15:59:2514.0.5.882SAP\TJohnstonenTRUE
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 update SP5 Patch 7Install2013-04-26 / 18:12:5714.0.5.1036SAP\TJohnstonenTRUE
Data Services 4.0 SP3 Patch 3Upgrade2013-04-26 / 19:52:4614.0.3.451SAP\TJohnstonenTRUE
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.0 SP7Install2013-08-24 / 13:00:2914.0.7.1147TCoffmanenTRUE
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 update SP6Install2013-08-25 / 14:32:0314.0.6.1036TCoffmanenTRUE
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 update SP6 Patch 4Install2013-08-25 / 17:36:3414.0.6.1145TCoffmanenTRUE
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 update SP6 Patch 11Install2014-01-24 / 19:19:1014.0.6.1312TCoffmanenTRUE
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 update SP6 Patch 11Uninstall2014-02-06 / 15:29:5714.0.6.1312TCoffmanenTRUE
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 update SP6 Patch 10Install2014-02-07 / 13:28:0714.0.6.1272SAP\TJohnstonenTRUE
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 update SP6 Patch 10Install2014-02-11 / 15:26:1014.0.6.1272SAP\TJohnstonenTRUE

 

Usage

  1. Download and unzip PatchHistory.jar to the SAP BusinessObjects InstallData folder (for example C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\InstallData) or copy the file InstallManifest.sqlite to the same folder as your PatchHistory.jar (note: Java 1.6 is required)
  2. Double click the PatchHistory.jar (alternatively, launch the program using the command java -jar PatchHistory.jar)
  3. A .csv file is generated
  4. Open the .csv in Excel


 

Newest Release Version
Version
Release Date
Link
Patch History Analysis (stand-alone version) March 15, 2017DOWNLOAD


 

 

 

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16 Comments

  1.  

    Added update to fix Information Steward product names

  2.  

    Added new patch and SP release versions to analysis output

  3. Added latest build numbers 

  4. Added big update of all recent patches for BI4.0, BI4.1, InfoSteward, and Data Services

  5. Updated latest SP and Patches for all products

  6. Former Member

    Thanks for this tool. It has worked very well for our BODS 4.2 & BIP 4.1 landscapes.

    1. Your welcome!  Thanks for the feedback

  7. Added updated version to include all the latest patch releases and SP for all supported products

  8. Uploaded new version with fix for the bug which gave some incorrect results.  All results should be accurate now.

  9. Former Member

    Thanks Toby for the updated version, I appreciate your constant updates on this forum. Hope all is well!

    1. Hi Jean PIerre,

      The Patch History Analysis is now part of the SAP BI Platform Support Tool 2.0.  You can download it here:  SAP BI Platform Support Tool

      Cheers
      Toby 

  10. Former Member

    Toby, 

    This tool seems promising.... I will have to check it out!

    Thanks,

    JP

  11. Update for Feb 26th 2016

  12. Data Services and Information Steward patches are now up to date in latest version (Aug 12 2016)

  13. Added new update for march 2017 and fixed some CSV output issues and Data Service versioning issues